College news and notes

Cedarville announces Dean’s Honor List

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University recently released the spring 2020 Dean’s Honor List. This recognition required students to maintain a 3.75 GPA for the semester while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Local students earning Dean’s List honors included: Eric Blevins of Bidwell; Marshall Hood of Gallipolis; Isaiah Lester of Patriot; Marlee Maynard of Racine; and Olivia Neal of Bidwell.

Cedarville announces Dean’s List

CEDARVILLE — Austin Ragan of Bidwell, Ohio, was named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for spring 2020. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.5 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

Hardway graduates from Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA — Dayton Hardway of Cheshire, a graduate of River Valley High School, graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science: Neuroscience Biology and Biology.

While Baldwin Wallace University’s 170th Commencement ceremony has been postponed due to the pandemic, the University recognized the achievements of 648 graduate and undergraduate students via a virtual “conferring of degrees” ceremony that was live-streamed from Gamble Auditorium on Saturday, May 9. The virtual event was preceded by the unveiling of an online yearbook to recognize seniors with photos and honors as well as a brief video of inspirational words from Gina Vernaci, president and chief operating officer of Playhouse Square.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 3,800 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

Skidmore named to Dean’s List at Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C. — More than 2,300 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester, including McKenzie Skidmore, a Marine Science major from Gallipolis, Ohio.

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 85 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 30 graduate-level programs are 26 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the doctorates in education and marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.

More than 10,000 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.